These tropical islands are truly breathtaking
The Maldives have been described as ‘teardrops in the Indian Ocean”. If you are looking for one of the most romantic destinations on the planet then we believe you may just have found it. The Maldives are made up of a series of islands offering breathtakingly beautiful beaches, exposed sandbanks surrounded by crystal clear, balmy waters often framed by gentle swaying palm trees. The Maldives brilliantly combine simplicity with five star luxury resorts offering award-winning spas, amazing meal options and imaginative amenities – the hardest choice you will have to make is which stunning island or indeed islands to visit and that’s where we can help.
Time Difference: GMT +5 hours
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa
The Maldives has an all year tropical climate. There are two monsoon seasons from May to October for the southwest and November to April for the northeast. Even in the wet season, temperatures can be in the high 20’s or low 30’s. During the day the temperatures range from 25 degrees to 31 degrees Celsius. Humidity is generally high all year round.
Diving and Snorkelling
What better place to dive and snorkel on the planet than The Maldives. Clear aqua blue sea brimming with spectacular sea life including Manta rays and reef sharks. Many hotels offer PADI approved diving instruction and equipment.
Situated in the South Nilandhoo Atoll, the island of Kudahuvdhoo is home to the mysterious hawittas mounds believed to be ruins of ancient Buddhist temples. There’s also an old mosque which features stunning masonry.
Weighing up to 5000 pounds with a wingspan of up to an enormous 25 feet, the best location to dive and snorkel with Manta rays is at Manta Point. Its situated in the southeast of the North Mali Atoll.
The beautiful islands of the Maldives
by Karen Cunliffe
Kurumba Maldives, Celebrity Big Brother Competition prize.
by Natalie Spear